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Dr. Amrita Sahay

M. Phil, Ph. D

Psychologist, Delhi

15 Years Experience
Dr. Amrita Sahay M. Phil, Ph. D Psychologist, Delhi
15 Years Experience
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Dr. Amrita Sahay is a trusted Psychologist in Paschim Vihar, Delhi. She has been a successful Psychologist for the last 15 years. She is a qualified M. Phil, Ph. D . She is currently associated with Ek Poshish in Paschim Vihar, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Amrita Sahay and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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M. Phil - Ranchi Medical College - 2002
Ph. D - Ranchi Medical College - 2006
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I m 20 years old boy. I m on psychiatric treatment. I want to start swimming, should I do?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
If you are already a swimmer, i. E. You know swimming well, there is no problem to start swimming. If you are going to learn swimming, better consult your psychiatrist, because you have given only limited information about your psychiatric conditions and medications you are taking.
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How to concentrate on studies? I always try to study I am not able to concentrate? Is there anyway to concentrate?

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrtae user, take homoeopathic mother tincture ashwagandha q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. This medicine will improve your memory power & level of concentration.
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Hello good evening Dr. I am 23 years old. I had a relation 5 years back. Later I fall in deeply love but after spending one years. She changed her mind and she left me. She also said she is in lv. But later she said that was my childhood. Her age is 24 years. I tried to forget her as much as I forget her she comes close to me in my dreams 4 years passed I hurted alot for her .later I fully tried to manage but could not understand myself permanently. I had some disease after breaking heart. Heart pain chest pain asthma. Etc.now at the right time to forget her I HV to destroy my emotions. I fall in danger disease like masterbans. When I do handpracktis I feel some better but my brain always stopped on her. Later she frndshp with me. But the heat of revenge always dstrb me. I had break up again and again .i am nervous after her leaving I NVR recover.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Guwahati
Love is an emotion, a positive feeling. It grows into a relation between a boy & girl when it is two sided, when both find each other compatible, understand & respect each other or when their expectations are fulfilled. Maybe she had the feeling of love emotionally, but practically could not let it develop into a relation for some reasons personal to her, & walked out. That relation is past now. & life had moved ahead of it by 5 years. Do not take it in a negative & destructive way, but look at it maturely & practically. A relation is never successful if it is not compatible & two sided. Such relation ultimately breaks up at one point, & may be your relation would have broken down, if not then maybe later. If would have broken later would have harmed you more, as with years emotions would have grown stronger, maybe would have been married by then or maybe would have passed that age when you could have planned your life in a new way. She realized that the relation was not compatible for her, & she discontinued it. That was a good & healthy decision from her side to move out, rather than playing with your emotion or lingering something which was not possible from her side. Do not bring ego in between, as a break up does not mean personally either of the two is unworthy or not suitable, but it is the end of a relation that could not happen because of some reason. You are wasting your time in something that is past now. Plan your future & try to move ahead in life & take as whatever happened, had happened for good. Find someone with whom you are compatible & comfortable & start a new relation. As you said you had deep love for her; as the love did not grow into a relation, better to look at it a feeling you experienced once & try to move ahead towards an attuned relation. One cannot stay in the past, & have to move on. Do not keep any hatred feeling for her as it may harm both of you. Respect her decision & try to forget the past. You loved she once, always stay her well-wisher & long the best for her. One do not control over one’s emotion, but have control over one’s action. You both can still be good friends. At you will move ahead in life, you will slowly come out of your past. Think positive & all the best for your future life.
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I am having anxiety cough since 3 years. Right now I am taking treatment from an ENT surgeon but no improvement. Which doctor should I consult for anxiety cough a psychiatrist or ENT?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
There is nothing called anxiety cough. If you have anxiety that makes you cough which gets out of control consult a psychiatrist.
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I am 24 years old, I am having anxiety disorder and my heart beats like it will pop out and I thought too much and can't relate to what is going on and having unknown fear and zero excitement.

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Dear lybrate user your symptoms looks like an anxiety disorder firstly get it diagnose then opt counselling which help you in better way. Dipal mehta child counsellor psychologist metaphor therapist consciousness healer.
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I have been smoking on average one cigarette a day usually after drinks for the last nany years. Im 47 now. Can even this much smoking cause problems/damage in the long run?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. One cigarette per day may not cause much of a health concern. But regarding cancer, even a single cigarette is enough to cause cancer if smoked for a long period. I suggest you to quit smoking. Take care.
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I am 27 years old and female. I am very in depressed becas of my first love break up. I can't forget him. Becas of this I am feeling so lonely, depressed, sometime I thought to get suicide, I am very short tempered. Doing any wrong things with myself to relief from this pain. What should I do? I have a headache, body pain. And so much things giving so disturbed life. please help me.

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
You are going through depressive state of mind because of separation. Remember this is not the end of the life. You hv lots to see in life. Try to motivate your self find the aim of life and work towards that. You are 27 rather then wasting your time behind unsuccessful relation invest your time and energy in something fruitful. Try to be social meet people.
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I am 43 years old. Regular user of wine. Feeling weakness. Also could not talk with wife.

DPM, Msc Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Muzaffarpur
Alcohol increases desire but decreases the performance. Regular use of wine cause many neuro-chemical imbalances in body including decreasing levels of vitamin b6 - b 12. Besides this, it causes lots of harm to our mind and body. It affects our central nervous system, liver, cardiovascular system, reproduction etc. So you should be strongly determined to leave alcohol. You should consult a local psychiatrist / de addiction center for further counselling / detoxification/ and maintenance of abstinence.
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I'm male my age is 23 not married I want to become a female it is possible. What is the procedure to change to female how much it costs for that operation explain in detail. If anyone changed from male to female.

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Sex change as medical procedure. Humans are most commonly said to have "a sex change" when they undergo sex reassignment therapy, that is, a set of medical procedures undergone by transgender people to alter their sexual characteristics from male to female or from female to male. Sex reassignment surgery or SRS (also known as gender confirmation surgery, gender reassignment surgery, genital reconstruction surgery, sex realignment surgery, or, colloquially, a sex change) is the surgical procedure (or procedures) by which a transgender person's physical appearance and function of their existing.
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I feels quiting this life so many times. Overall I don't know what I want? My mind always fighting between what is right and wrong?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Feeling sad and depressed always, feeling stressed due to daily family issues, inability to deal with ongoing stress, becoming socially withdrawn and having feelings of" quitting life" are all signs of depressive disorder. If you are facing these symptoms persistently for more than 2 weeks, you should not hesitate in consulting a psychiatrist for help.
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I want to know how to quit my smoking and drinking habit. Please give me a answer for this here. It's really important for me and my family.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Puneet, Welcome to lybrate. Smoking and drinking addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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I am 60 yrs. Old perfect healthy person, I have a problem of day by day weak memory. Pl. Advise a medicine to improve my memory.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, at your age, though memory problems like amnesia are common, I need to take a memory test. Many young and middle aged people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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Hi Doctor. I am a 23 year old boy. My lifestyle has become really bad, just like so many of my generation. I sleep around 4 at night consistently and wake up around 10, then work all day and it has become a routine for me. Moreover, owing to Googling my symptoms (from the smallest to the biggest), I have become somewhat of a hypochondriac. I worry about the smallest thing happening to me, mom or dad. It makes me feel stressed and anxious at all possible times. For a few months now, I have had this shaking feeling whenever I lie down. My doctor told me it was because of the stress in my mind. Now, for the past week, I have this been feeling this shaking sensation internally when I lie down, I walk or I stand. It's sort of like moving on a boat in water. What should I do?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are working against nature's clock and you are seeing the ill effects on your body and mind. If possible, consider changing your job where you will be able to work during the day and sleep at night. Please understand what are gaining by doing this. I think you are physically and mentally tired. You need some rest and relaxation. About the shaking, that you are experiencing presently, it is more because of your mental stress. You need to be more aware of your own feelings and thoughts. Please understand your needs and try to satisfy them. Also stay away from internet. All the information available on the net may not be authentic and even if it is authentic it may not apply to you, as each person is different. You can take help from a counsellor to reduce your stress. All the best.
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Hello. I and my girlfriend had a protected intercourse on 2nd Feb. But I rub her without protection for 5-10 seconds. For safety she took an ipill within 24 hours. She had her withdrawal bleeding on 8th Feb for 4 days. It was mild than her usual bleeding. Her periods were due on 14th Feb. But she has not yet got her periods. Did upt thrice at an interval of 7 says each. Every time it says negative. We are very very tensed. Is she pregnant? Please help.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, she is not pregnant and her next menses should have occurred only by 8-10 th march, but as they have not even till now, she may get an ultrasound pelvis done to check for endometrial lining and also to rule out pregnancy and if negative then can opt for a progesterone withdrawal.
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I am in a relationship since 2 years and he is really nice but he has had a bad past of being with many girls and that makes me sad at times.He is not very educated as compared to me but has a lot of attitude.He puts me down all the time.There have been many times when he has broken my trust by cheating on me but i forgived him.And now i constantly doubt on him even if he isnt doing anything.It has put me in complete stress.I want to either get rid of this problem or break up but i am not that strong so i am not ale to forget him easily no matter how bad he has treated me.Please give me a solution

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
You need to understand he has this problem in the past and you like him too, and are now unable to make a decision. It is advisable that you need to attend a counsellor for a relationship counselling near to you and develop confidence in your partner and get rid of the doubt. Try on your side.
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Sir, my self and my husband got married on may month. Due to lot of problems in home we both don't have proper /good understanding. We don't have any problem between us. But due to other members in family we both got lot of miss understanding. Now I m unable to get back my husband original character. I m much frustrated. I could not get back my husband's pure love which he showed me before marriage. I m a research scholar. Due to these problems I'm unable to concentrate in my studies and family life. How to come out of this. Kindly help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
This is a very delicate and important phase of your married life: the first two years is when you build your relationship and learn to make all the adjustments for the rest of your lives. According to how these two years go, the rest of your life will be the same. So you are already starting on the wrong foot! If it is the others in the family then speak to your husband and move out and live on your own, if you can afford it. This is the best solution because if you lived in his house you are an in-law and cannot say anything. Whereas, if you lived in your own home, you can live in peace and live to love each other. Show him this response and see what he has to say. If he is not willing to listen then do meet with a marriage counselor and get talking about solutions, and that person can also help you to learn to live in the same house if you went for what is called ‘continuing counseling’.
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What should I do when I am feeling like my breathing going down and I feel so fear inside me? And sometimes my body is shaking!

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
The following thing if you adapt it will be helpful Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day This is very helpful for you.
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EFFECT OF NEGATIVE RELATIONSHIPS

SLE, Fellowship In Diabetology, Diploma In Psychology Mental Health And Illness, PLAB (MANCHESTOR, UK), FAGE, MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore

We all come across relationships where a lot of negativity is thrust upon us be it from parents, siblings, friends, relatives or at work. What effect does this negativity have on our mind and what changes it can bring in us are described below

Loss of confidence- confidence is key to the successful planning and implementation of any idea. If people around you try to break your confidence to believe and implement in your ideas you are very unlikely to do anything with it.

Lack of self esteem- Self esteem is the mirror image of what we hold in our mind. If we don’t see a good image we are unlikely to like it and do anything with it.

Identity crisis- When we are unable to maintain a definition about us due to constant criticism and nagging we will become unsure of who we really are and what we really are capable of doing. This also effects our ability to project what we really feel and think to the outside world.

Low mood/depression- Feelings of guilt and worthlessness can easily develop once we aren’t able to win the approval and acclaim of people around us. This can make us sink very fast without leaving a trace of what our baseline was.
Impaired problem solving abilities-People who constantly are unsure of what they should be doing due to nagging In changing situations will loose the ability to deliver quick results when they are presented with a new situation.
Impaired concentration-Due to inability to depend on themselves to work out any problem people will develop inability to assimilate and process any kind of information and hence will develop problems of concentration as they are wary to pick up any new task due to fear of mistakes or failure.

Lack of foresight- As they get surrounded by feeling of inadequacy within themselves they start loosing ability to process information to deduce inference and their implications over consequences and hence slowly start loosing insight over what their actions might bring. This makes them incapable of doing actions which lead to what they find as desirable results because they are too busy seeking approval from who is nagging them.

Impaired/inappropraite communication – Due to lack of a coherent and independent functioning practice such people are often unsure of what they are speaking and tend of focus only on seeking immediate approval of who they are communicating with and even in that communication they are not accurate as they are worried they may face nagging due to what they may say. Example is stammering in people is somewhat due to same reasons partly.

Personality problems- Such people may often come across as people with borderline personality disorders as they are so weak so sustain a constant personality because they are scared they have to depend on the approval of several conflicting minds none of whom may be erroneous on their own but dependence on all of them may create a clutter of impossible unified solution.

Effect of negative feedback – This whole situation may worsen when the person does not get good results from what he is doing as inspite of his efforts he is not able to get approval of so many differing nagging fractions who he is dependant on. A good feedback and results is an immense booster to the victims efforts in developing his own image and personality.

Impaired social behavior and conduct- Due to such constant inability to please so many different sources and winning their approvals such people develop immense self doubt and tend to perform poorly and avoid social interactions.

Wavering minds-Due to constant criticism and nagging such people very soon develop inability of believe and maintain in what their decisions are and hence come across as people who don’t maintain their thoughts. Sometimes this can lead to a development wherin they just see everything as a task and go about doing them in a goal oriented pursuit without any emotional indulgence or attachment.

Depersonalization/dissociative disorders- In such environment people develop this condition. Symptoms can be classified as either depersonalization or derealization. Depersonalization is described as feeling disconnected or estranged from one's body, thoughts, or emotions. Individuals experiencing depersonalization may report feeling as if they are in a dream or are watching themselves in a movie. They may feel like an outside observer of their own thoughts or body, and often report feeling a loss of control over their thoughts or actions. In some cases, individuals may be unable to accept their reflection as their own, or they may have out of body experiences. While depersonalization is a sense of detachment from one's self, derealization is described as detachment from one's surroundings. Individuals experiencing derealization may report perceiving the world around them as foggy, dreamlike/surreal, or visually distorted.

Inability to develop intimacy, develop new relationships and maintain relationships- As they depend on many contrasting sources for approvals they develop serious self doubt and loose the ability to develop and maintain intimacy in relationships. They often tend to avoid new relationships due to previous experiences of negative outlash.

Therefore every person, be it a growing child or a new employee, a new partner, or a new friend or a new job is like a new seed we plant. The more good positive support t we provide the plant better the fruit we will get. I would not be too far from truth if I say that our minds and personality is hugely dependant and shaped by people around us who are largely responsible for what we turn out to be.
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Can Sleep Irregularity be a Sign of Depression?

BHMS
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
Can Sleep Irregularity be a Sign of Depression?

Depression is a clinical, mental and emotional condition that may give rise to feelings of hopelessness and chronic sadness. It slows down the way people process everyday activities and leads the patient to a sense of constant gloom and doom. It is a disabling mental condition as per who and may be caused due to reasons like genetics, changes in the balance of hormones, stress, grief, trauma and prolonged, chronic physical ailments.

Symptoms of depression are:

  1. Sleep irregularity: It relates to either insomnia or oversleeping that is, either you sleep too much or do not sleep at all. This could be because of work or other stress in your personal or professional life.
  2. Irritation or unnecessarily getting angry: You start losing your temper easily and that too for silly reasons. You think you are losing control.
  3. Feeling hopeless and sad: The first signal or symptom is the feeling of hopelessness. In this, case the patient loses the hope in everything. They feel like being trapped in some kind of cage, from which they are not able to come out.
  4. Lack of interest in anything: Everything seems to be of no use or interest, even your daily work. You don't want to do anything; even the things, which you loved to do like your hobbies and passions, which you no longer find interesting.

Here is a comprehensive list of homeopathic medicines which most doctors are likely to recommend for treating depression:

  1. Sepia: This medicine is beneficial to women suffering from post-partum depression (sadness or emotional conflict after giving birth) and menopause. Feeling of solitude and hopelessness with no energy to continue with life are some common symptoms that can be reduced with Sepia.
  2. Arsenicum album: This medicine is prescribed to control the symptoms like diarrhea, gastric problems, indigestion which patients often suffer from as a result of intense anxiety. Patients, appropriate for this medicine tend to be fastidious and restless. It is made of white arsenic and should be taken in prescribed potency because an overdose can cause gastroenteritis.

The above mentioned medicines are just some of the medicines, which should only be taken only after consulting your doctor, as causes and symptoms differ for each person.

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